IEU TRADE Telegram 19 May 2016


# TRADE DEFENCE

  • EU Commission increases transparency of its trade defence procedures
  • DG Trade: Trade Defence Statistics covering the first 3 months of 2016 Latest documents
  • DG Trade: PROCEDURES RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMON COMMERCIAL POLICY

# ITA

  • Vote on consent to the "Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products (ITA)" - Committee on International Trade

# TISA

  • DG Trade: Presentation on Update on TiSA Talks at the Civil Society Dialogue meeting on Update on TiSA Talks
  • St 8684 2016 Init Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EC) No 184/2005 on Community statistics concerning balance of payments, international trade in services and foreign direct investment as regards conferring of delegated and implementing powers upon the Commission for the adoption of certain measures - Outcome of the European Parliament's first reading

# TTIP

  • Ecorys: Join our workshop and provide feedback to the in-depth sector studies
  • U.S. Remarks before the French-American Chamber of Commerce 

# EEA

  • 24th meeting of the European Economic Area Consultative Committee

# TURKEY

  • "Only a values based assessment will ensure a credible EU-Turkey relationship", say MEPs
  • Pittella: "S&D Group deeply concerned by law to remove parliamentary immunity for Turkish law makers"

# EAEU

  • Draft decision of The Board of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the rules of conducting clinical and clinico-laboratorial tests of medical devices"
  • Draft decision of The Board of the Eurasian Economic Union "On the establishment of the rules of good distribution practice within the Eurasian Economic Union"

# RUSSIA

  • Russian Federation: IMF Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission
  • Russian Government: Improving the competitiveness of leading Russian universities tops the meeting’s agenda
  • Dmitry Medvedev held talks with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong
  • Bundestag - Lamers: An Russland führt kein Weg vorbei

# UKRAINE 

  • CEPS:  The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area: New Legal Instrument for EU Integration without Membership

# CHINA

  • EU-China Round Table at EESC: Joint statement on innovation, rural development, 'One Belt, One Road' and investment

# JAPAN 

  • Japan lifts ban on imports of Italian beef

# NORTH KOREA

  • EU adds 18 persons and one entity from North Korea to sanction list

# ACP

  • St 8706 2016 Init Draft Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council applying the arrangements for products originating in certain states which are part of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States provided for in agreements establishing, or leading to the establishment of, Economic Partnership Agreements (recast) (First reading) - Adoption of the legislative act (LA)
  • EESC to vote on EU-ACP relations, FRONTEX and decent work - PLENARY SESSION: 25-26 May 2016

# WTO

  • Hearing: Agriculture in trade negotiations - European Economic and Social Committee

# UNCITRAL

  • The Netherlands signs the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

# EU REGISTERS

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Draft agenda - Monday, 23 May 2016 - Tuesday, 24 May 2016 - PE 582.438v02-00 - Committee on Foreign Affairs 
  • Latest news - The next - Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries
  • Answer - Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and ExxonMobil - E-001160/2016 
  • Answer - VP/HR — EU sanctions against North Korea - E-001844/2016 
  • Answer - EU agriculture market crisis - E-002466/2016 
  • Answer - Syria sanctions - E-001479/2016
  • Answer - Destination of the European Union's aid programme for Morocco - E-002364/2016 
  • Answer - Concentration of the retail sector in Finland - E-002355/2016 
  • Answer - Sheep- and goatmeat tariffs under the TTIP - E-002218/2016 
  • Answer - VP/HR - Reaction to Israel's destruction of development projects funded by the UK, Denmark and the EU - E-001262/2016 
  • Hearings - Contractual relations and consumer remedies in the digital sphere - 24-05-2016 - Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection - Committee on Legal Affairs 
  • Highlights - Vote on consent to the "Expansion of Trade in Information Technology Products (ITA)" - Committee on International Trade 
  • Highlights - Hearing on "International digital trade in goods and services, 24 May 2016 at 10:30 - Committee on International Trade 

# EU COUNCIL

  • ST 9084 2016 INIT Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the EU-Central America Association Council regarding the replacement of Appendix 2 to Annex II to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America on the other
  • ST 9084 2016 ADD 1 ANNEX - Attachment to the proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the EU-Central America Association Council regarding the replacement of Appendix 2 to Annex II to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America on the other
  • ST 9097 2016 INIT Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the EU-Central America Association Council regarding Explanatory Notes to Article 15 of Annex II to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America on the other
  • ST 9097 2016 ADD 1 - ANNEX - Attachment to the proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union within the EU-Central America Association Council regarding Explanatory Notes to Article 15 of Annex II to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America on the other
  • Cm 2709 2016 Init EASTERN EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA WORKING PARTY (a.m.)
  • Cm 2745 2016 Init Meeting of the "Mashreq/Maghreb" Working Party
  • Cm 2746 2016 Init 588th meeting of the Export Credits Group
  • Cm 2749 2016 Init WORKING PARTY ON ENLARGEMENT AND COUNTRIES NEGOTIATING ACCESSION TO THE EU
  • Cm 2752 2016 Init Working Party on Trade Questions - Notice of meeting and provisional agenda
  • Cm 2755 2016 Init Second session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-2) of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) (Nairobi, 23–27 May 2016) - EU coordination
  • Cm 2760 2016 Init FOREIGN RELATIONS COUNSELLORS
  • Pe 13 2016 Init REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 as regards exemptions for commodity dealers
  • Pe 47 2015 Init REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on protection against dumped imports from countries not members of the European Union (codification)
  • Pe 48 2015 Init REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on protection against subsidised imports from countries not members of the European Union (codification)
  • St 8584 2016 Init Draft Council Decision on the signing and provisional application of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part
  • St 8883 2016 Init Position of the EU and its Member States on the draft Declaration of the Union for the Mediterranean Ministerial Meeting on Regional Cooperation and Planning (Jordan, 2 June 2016)
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